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Tue 4 Jul 2017

St John's Smith Square

Bach goes to Paris

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10 – £60

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Venue telephone: 020 7222 1061

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Campra Suite from Les Fêtes Vénitiennes
JCF Fischer Suite No. 7 from Le Journal du Printemps
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4
Rameau Suite from Les Indes galantes
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

William Christie conductor

Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra.
It’s well known that Bach never left Germany, but what would have happened if he had visited Paris during his lifetime? Would he have met Jean-Phillippe Rameau? Rameau is often credited as being as great a Baroque influence as Bach, but remains relatively unknown in comparison. Johann-Caspar Fischer was heavily influenced by his Parisian contemporaries – despite never studying in Paris – and his music is full of French influence, which can be heard beautifully in his Le Journal du Printemps.

Venue details

St John's is a former church in Westminster, now a concert venue. Nearest tube: Westminster or Pimlico
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